- What is the best time to visit Šumava?
That is a matter of personal preference.
The spring, half April till the end of May, draws many nature lovers, when the birds return and the first flowers appear.
The summer attracts the most visitors. This is the perfect time to visit the beautiful villages and cities.
The autumn is particularly beautiful. There are fewer tourists and the trees are at their best in their autumn colors.
Winter sport season is from December until the end of March, depending on the weather.
- What is the weather like in spring?
The weather in March is unpredictable, one moment the sun shines, the next moment it snows. Most of the snow will disappear in March and some years, when it is warm in March, you can already see the first signs of spring but keep in mind that it is more likely that it is still cold.
Temperatures in April vary between 8 - 16°C. Often there is a lot of wind and there are occasional nights with temperatures below 0°C.
May is a beautiful month, the trees and the flowers are blooming, You can count on temperatures between 15-25°C.
- What is the weather like in summer?
The summer period is usually mild with temperatures varying between 20 and 27°C with exceptions of 30-35°C.
Be aware on an occasional rain shower, don't go out unprepared!
- What is the weather like in autumn?
If you are lucky, you can have a wonderful indian summer in the Czech Republic. Last year we had beautiful days until half of October with sunny days and beautiful blue skies.
Nature is at its best as a result of the changing of the colors of the leafs. You can count on temperatures between 10-17°C.
In November the weather becomes colder and probably you will have the first snowfall with temperatures just below 0°C.
- What is the weather like in winter?
The Czech Republic has real winters. The days are short and cold. In January and February you can count on temperatures below -10°C.
In the higher regions of Šumava you can be certain you have snow.
To keep warm it is better to put several layers of thinner clothes over each other than to wear one thick sweater. This is also practical when you visit Czechs in their home of when you are at a restaurant. The Czech like their houses very warm so a thin sweater is usually enough when you are inside.